Dean's Welcome

Dean Manuel J. Justiz

Dean Manuel J. Justiz

Welcome to the College of Education at The University of Texas at Austin. We are proud to be continuously ranked as one of the top-ten best programs in the country, alongside programs at Vanderbilt and Harvard, by U.S. News & World Report for over 7 years. I am happy to have this opportunity to share the story behind that consistent success.

We in the College of Education are committed to delivering the most diverse and rigorous learning opportunities possible. Our college is comprised of five departments: Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Psychology, Educational Administration, Kinesiology and Health Education, and Special Education. Each department includes world-renowned faculty and staff dedicated to the success of our students. We also have several centers, institutes, and programs that are internationally influential research powerhouses, and they’re helping us lead the way in the development of innovative approaches to complex issues.

The College of Education is further strengthened by its collaboration with exceptional external partners in a variety of sectors. We recently teamed up with The Texas Tribune to produce Trib+Edu, a vertical response newsletter that keeps subscribers up to date on the most important education news. Our partnership with the George W. Bush Foundation yielded Middle School Matters, an education initiative that aims to improve academic outcomes for high risk middle school students in Texas. We’re also fortunate to work closely with medical research and graduate student training partners in Central Texas, and our STEM professional development program has forged beneficial, decades-long relationships with corporations like AT&T and Toyota, and with community leaders and schools in every county in Texas. One of our most impressive partnerships is with UT Austin’s College of Natural Sciences for the award-winning, nationally replicated UTeach program. UTeach trains highly skilled secondary STEM teachers and has been lauded by top business leaders around the country as well as national policy makers.

This year, to educate our audience beyond the 40 Acres, we launched a new online magazine: .edu. In it you’ll find in-depth, media-rich stories that showcase the work of our award-winning faculty and students. We’ll be highlighting research and projects in areas as diverse as autism, exercise physiology, depression, and multicultural teacher education. Please take a look at .edu and join the conversation on our Facebook and Twitter pages.

Thank you for your interest in UT Austin’s College of Education. I hope you have an opportunity to browse more of our website, engage with us through social media, and visit us in person. We look forward to hearing from you.


Manuel J. Justiz
Dean, College of Education
The University of Texas at Austin

Last updated on August 15, 2014